satellite images show disfigured city

Satellite images released on Tuesday (February 7th) show the Turkish city of Islahiye before and after the strong earthquakes that hit the region on Monday, revealing the extensive damage caused by these earthquakes.

Like other isolated districts in the province of Gaziantep, a metropolis in southwestern Turkey close to the epicenter of the first earthquake, Islahiye is among the most affected areas, where hundreds of buildings have collapsed. collapsed.

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Facilitate the reconnaissance work of rescuers

These aerial photos were published by the American space technology company Maxar, which indicates that it wants, by providing these “open data”facilitate the reconnaissance work of the first responders on the scene.

The death toll from the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday has risen to more than 11,200, according to the latest official reports released on Wednesday.

The death toll in Turkey has reached 8,574, announced Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited the city of Kahramanmaras, the epicenter of the earthquake, while in Syria, 2,662 bodies were pulled from the rubble.

Source : Nouvelobs

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